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November 5, 2020 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and
sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Keep the Light Shining on Solar Power Systems" that covers maintenance
programs on solar power systems in order to achieve optimum results. This maintenance
can be greatly simplified with the right test tools.
Learn which components in any solar power system that should be regularly tested
as part of a maintenance program. In general, maintenance should involve the main
system parts like solar panels, energy storage units, inverts, and their interconnections,
and their price performance parameters. Main test tools for checking solar power
systems should provide measurements of power, voltage, and current at maximum levels
that exceed the performance limits of the solar power system's components. Often,
it can be useful to work with test equipment that is capable of dynamic and static
measurements, so that a solar power system and its components can be evaluated under
changing conditions, such as tracking positions and ambient temperature to simulate
real world conditions.
Some test instruments contain three of four instruments in one box, cutting down
on the amount and cost of acquiring several different units. Finding the equipment
you'll need for the particular components or test you are focused on can be time-consuming.
Learn more about maintaining full performance and gain knowledge on specific examples
of equipment by reading the full blog post on Axiom's website:
Low-cost solar energy is an invaluable, renewable resource for many homes and
businesses, using photovoltaic (PV) cells to convert sunlight to electricity. While
the sun may not always be shining, sunlight is the most abundant natural resource
on the planet. Intelligently designed, solar-power installations efficiently convert
that sunlight to electric power which can be stored until needed, such as during
nighttime when the sun is not shining. Several conversion technologies are used
to convert sunlight to electricity, including semiconductor-based PV cells and concentrated
solar power (CSP) systems technology. In each case, regular maintenance is required
to achieve optimum results from the power conversion process and several basic electrical
measurements are essential actions in delivering consistent, reliable performance
from any solar power installation. Those measurements can be greatly simplified
with the right test tools.
Radiant energy (photons) from the sun is typically transformed to electricity
(electrons) by one of two power conversion approaches, using PV cells or CSP technology.
PV cells serve as building blocks for the many modules mounted side by side and
interconnected to form rooftop solar panels. Each PV cell produces about 1 or 2
W of DC electric power, so hundreds are needed to generate reasonable amounts of
power. In recent years, ground-mounted solar panels have been growing in popularity
compared to roof-mounted solar panels, especially for setups where a building's
roof may not provide optimum exposure to the sun. By operating ground-mounted solar
panels along with PV trackers, which move the solar panels to follow the maximum
sunlight, the electric power yield can be boosted compared to a stationary, roof-mounted
solar array. For both stationary and tracking PV arrays, the electrical output will
vary as a function of received sunlight; in addition, the electrical output of a
ground-mounted solar array with PV tracker will vary as the PV cells are moved relative
to the sun. An additional PV system configuration employs solar concentrators such
as mirrors to increase the efficiency of PV cells by focusing solar energy on the
CSP solar energy systems also convert sunlight to electrical energy, but they
do so by extracting energy from changes in temperature brought about by solar radiation.
These systems typically employ a mast-mounted, high-efficiency receiver to capture
solar energy. This solar energy causes a rise in temperature in a heat-transfer
medium, such as a liquid. The resulting thermal energy can be used to drive turbine
engines and produce electrical energy.
Whatever your project requires testing of, rent or buy quality test equipment
from Axiom Test Equipment. For over 15 years Axiom Test Equipment has rented, sold,
repaired and accepted trade-in of test equipment to support your test & measurement
needs. If you would like help selecting any type of test equipment for your next
project, contact Axiom Test Equipment's sales department at email@example.com,
call 760-806-6600, or browse Axiom Test Equipment's inventory online at www.axiomtest.com.
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efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment
needs. Whether you need to
buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed
to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.
At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We
test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece
of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab.
For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer
a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.
We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network
to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly
and at a competitive price.
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